Tara Elie B.A. (Hons), PGCE
Principal Trainer and Creative Lead
Tara is a trainer, teacher, lecturer and coach. A motivated, focused and tenacious professional, Tara’s passion stems from believing that a difference can always be made to benefit individuals, their differing backgrounds, cultures, experiences, perceptions and values.
Tara was the Senior Lecturer of English and Drama at the University of East London; where she found supporting trainee teachers in the heart of the capital city exhilarating. Her work in education has been varied on the journey; challenging urban schools, referral units in Sussex and International schools in the Middle East. All of these endeavours have been driven by Tara’s unending commitment to understanding behaviour which she has used in a plethora of roles in her career in education.
In the last 12 months, Tara has relished the opportunity to work with trainees in her senior lecturing role and delivering coaching through Tara Confidence Coaching. She has also been contributing to the development of the Pivotal Curriculum. She is looking forward to working with teachers and educators in Australia on the Curriculum. Her work at Pivotal Education has led to her becoming a full-time trainer with the company and the Creative Lead. She is delighted by this fantastic opportunity to continue with her professional growth and commitment to supporting teachers and students.
In her spare time, Tara likes to train for different running events and haul herself around a gym even when she doesn’t want to. She is passionate about music so when the opportunities arise she DJ’s for events and occasionally hosts a radio show. Tara’s spare time is mainly spent laughing loudly and often with her loved ones.
How to Manage Behaviour in Active Lessons – PP30. Read the show notes.
It's been great working with Tara this year. She is really supportive of the school and has helped tremendously with our journey.
Farley Junior School
The learning was done in such a way that the day just flew by. Tara was a creative, interesting and positive teacher .
Field Place Infants
Excellent trainer, knowledgeable, responsive, credible
Tara was an excellent trainer, she used her own examples to highlight things and kept the audience gripped, she used humour and fact to help us learn new skills, she was very knowledgeable and approachable
Tara had the charisma and smarts to carry a difficult audience with her and to make us all think & engage